Reverend Claire McIlroy welcomed over 80 visitors to St Mary's Church for the launch of the Heritage Gateway Project and introduced the Project Manager, Jenny Bushrod.  Jenny gave a brief overview to the project and welcomed the Rural Dean, Reverend Chris Painter, Rector of the Tamar Valley Benefice, who read a message of support from Archdeacon Audrey Elkington..

St Mary's Patron of the Living, Sir Richard Carew Pole followed with his memories and family anecdotes realting to St Mary's and Sheviock Parish before Simon Crosbie, Project Architect from LEPage Architects presented the plans for rennovation and improvement.

Professor Daniel Maudlin provided an overview of the plans for the Heritage Gateway and the themes that would be used in connecting St Mary's with the Parish, the wider Rame Peninsula, the diocese and Powderham Castle.

St Mary's Churchwarden, Judy Scott announced the re-launch of the Friends of St Mary's - specifically aimed at engaging with people who do not see themselves as part of the worshipping community, but do want to preserve St Mary's as a Heritage Gateway.  Volunteer Regstration Forms were made availalbe at the launch and later at the Lunch at the Sheviock Memorial Hall and are still availalbe from Judy.